Bethlehem Roberson

Source: Bethlehem Roberson Description:  A Philadelphia native, Bethlehem has been singing since she was a child – singing by herself and vocalizing with her musical cousins. Performing around the region for over 15 years, she is in an-demand professional who has worked with numerous Philly artists and musicians, sung in churches and cafes to notable Philly venues/events including TEDx Philadelphia,The Kimmel Center, Sistah’s…
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Geographical Society

Source: Geographical Society Description: The mission of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia is to promote the discovery and appreciation of the many wonders of our world. The society supports world exploration and presents enlightening programs on travel, exploration, geography, science, history and world cultures to our members and the public in the Phialdelphia area. Website: www.GeographicalSociety.org
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Capoeira

Source: Capoeira Description: Project Capoeira, Inc. is a 501 ©(3) nonprofit organization. The mission of Project Capoeira is to promote intercultural understanding and a sense of community through arts education and social outreach. The organization works to preserve, develop and share Capoeira, a Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, games, music, and dance. Project…
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Modero Dance

Source: Modero Dance Description: Modero is a community based dance company, events and entertainment services. Modero started as a dance company in 2011.  Sinta decided to start her own dance company after her trip to Poso in Central Sulawesi and consulted with her sister Diana. Her sister gave her blessing and her brother Igor Saykoji designed her logo…
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Glissando Philadelphia Schools Harp Program

Source: Lyra Society Description: The Lyra Society was created to increase awareness of the harp as a major solo instrument, expand the harp repertoire by commissioning gifted composers, educate young harpists, and enrich the lives of students. The Glissando Philadelphia Schools Harp Program offers in-school presentations—without charge to students—to acquaint and excite young people with the harp.…
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FPRI (Foreign Policy Research Institute)

Source: FPRI (Foreign Policy Research Institute) Description: The Foreign Policy Research Institute, founded in 1955, is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance U.S. national interests. In the tradition of our founder, Ambassador Robert Strausz-Hupé, Philadelphia-based FPRI embraces history and geography to…
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Juan Castrillon

Source: Juan Castrillon Description: Juan Castrillón pursues doctoral studies in Ethnomusicology at the University of Pennsylvania.  His work is primarily ethnographic, conducting fieldwork among Muslim mystics in Turkey, and Tukanoan shamans from the Northwestern Amazon in Colombia. His most recent film HAVI was premiered at the Musicology Department of Medeniyet University in Istanbul, and at the International House of…
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Kala Jojo

Source: Kala Jojo Description: Kala is a folklorist, self-styled musician, storyteller and touring artist. Kala Jojo brings a lifetime of training and experience to every community event and school residency he encounters. Kala is extremely proficient at connecting his story-art format with school curricula. Kala holds a Bachelors of Arts degree and has taken graduate courses in…
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Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble

Source: Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble Description: Based in Philadelphia, Kulu Mele has been a highly regarded cultural institution in the Delaware Valley for nearly 50 years.  Kulu Mele’s performance repertoire features authentic, traditional dance and drumming from West Africa, Cuba and Brazil, as well as contemporary American hip-hop.  Kulu Mele performs year-round throughout Philadelphia…
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Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and The Creative Economy

Source: Philadelphia OACCE Description: The Office of Arts, Culture and The Creative Economy (OACCE) supports Philadelphia’s arts, culture, and creative industries through partnership, promotion, and education. OACCE partners with for-profit and nonprofit organizations and City offices and agencies to ensure culture and creativity are essential components of the City’s strategies for revitalizing and engaging communities, improving educational…
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